Caribbean

IFC reviews requests to fund more SME loans

Loans Brazil Caribbean

Multilateral lender could provide $41m to RED Asset in Brazil and $20m to Sogebank in Haiti

Emerald Peak starts raising Central American fund

Funds Equity Central America

Private equity firm plans to reach first close on the $150m fund in January next year

Jamaica to invite 'big names' for bond

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Caribbean nation could sell new notes before the end of the year, finance official says

Trinidad Petroleum arranges new loan

Loans Debt Capital Markets

Oil company has $720m in commitments for a syndicated facility led by Credit Suisse

DR draws strong orders on latest bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Sovereign issuer shakes off market jitters to raise $2.5bn from a two-part deal, including $1bn in local currency

Bondholders balk at Barbados' proposal

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Creditor committee wants to negotiate new terms as soon as possible

Jamaica sets up cat bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Caribbean island nation could issue notes next year to raise funds for future natural disasters

Dominican central banker says Q1 GDP growth slowed to 5.7%

Economy & Policy People Dominican Republic

Valdez forecasts 2019 economic growth will exceed 5.5% in 2019, down from 7% in 2018

IDB Invest lends to Republic Bank

Loans Debt Trinidad & Tobago

Multilateral lenders provides $75m to support mortgages and SME loans in Trinidad and Tobago

Lava Jato comes for the banks

Economy & Policy Brazil Caribbean

Federal police detain three executives at Banco Paulista on suspicion of laundering illicit payments for Odebrecht

Scotiabank closes sale of Dominican pension, insurance units

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Dominican Republic

Canadian lender offloads Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros to Grupo Rizek

IFC funds home loans in Trinidad

Loans Debt Trinidad & Tobago

Local lender Republic Bank borrows $75m to increase its mortgage portfolio

Liberty eyes new targets after Caribbean buy

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Telecoms

US-based telecom could seek bolt-on acquisitions this year to compensate for missing the Millicom deal

Trinidad Petroleum opens bond swap

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

State-owned oil company offers to exchange newly issued 2026 notes for its 2019s and 2022s

DR, Guatemala enter bond pipeline

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Jamaica could also come to the debt market following Panama's $1bn Euroclearable deal last week, source says